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(LA Times)   Parent's complaint gets Stephen King book removed from high school. But sometimes they come back   (latimes.com) divider line 119
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2012-10-28 12:45:32 PM  
'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.
 
2012-10-28 01:24:56 PM  

Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.


I'm probably the one person in North America who disliked The Shawshank Redemption. But, I really did. I thought it was crap. The film, I mean; I haven't read the story.
 
2012-10-28 02:50:05 PM  
But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.
 
2012-10-28 02:50:15 PM  
Stupid humans are stupid.
 
2012-10-28 02:51:27 PM  
Why the eff would they complain about that? Did they run out of shampoo ingredients to read or some shiat?
 
2012-10-28 02:51:42 PM  

BronyMedic: But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.


A mob bearing pitchforks and torches is already on it's way to you for even suggesting the idea.
 
2012-10-28 02:54:27 PM  
Different Seasons? Really? Wowza. People really need to stop dictating what others can and cannot do. Don't like it? Don't farking read it, asshole. Annoying parents are annoying.
 
2012-10-28 02:54:45 PM  

BronyMedic: But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.


You'd be dragged to the village center, buried up to your head, and stoned to death. That, or beheaded in the internet. Or burned to death, and then your charred corpse dragged through the streets while onlooking children cheer.

Wait, which bible?
 
2012-10-28 02:55:17 PM  

Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.


It's probably AP. And yes,this is beyond asinine.
 
2012-10-28 02:56:00 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You'd be dragged to the village center, buried up to your head, and stoned to death. That, or beheaded in the internet. Or burned to death, and then your charred corpse dragged through the streets while onlooking children cheer.

Wait, which bible?


I think you described both the Koran and the Holy Bible in equal and astute detail.
 
2012-10-28 02:59:30 PM  
Good for student Amanda Wong to call out the adults on their stupidity.
 
2012-10-28 03:02:04 PM  

Snort: Good for student Amanda Wong to call out the adults on their stupidity.


Indeed. Parents Puritans just don't understand.
 
2012-10-28 03:03:38 PM  
Sometimes, dead is BETTA!
 
2012-10-28 03:04:28 PM  
FTA: The other members of the committee, all adults, reportedly didn't even read the book through before voting.

Frankly, it would have been more shocking if they had read it.
 
2012-10-28 03:05:02 PM  
Ah yes, rather than monitoring what your kids read and observe, we'll control what all the kids read and observe. After all, it's the system's job to raise your kids, not yours.

Small, small minds with foolish notions.
 
2012-10-28 03:07:44 PM  
In a related story, Stephen King's getting a big royalty check next quarter as sales of this book skyrocket.
 
2012-10-28 03:08:10 PM  

eraser8: Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.

I'm probably the one person in North America who disliked The Shawshank Redemption. But, I really did. I thought it was crap. The film, I mean; I haven't read the story.


This. Very disappointing movie.
 
2012-10-28 03:11:28 PM  
FTFA:

"A school committee voted to pull the book from the library shelves, with only 17-year-old senior Amanda Wong dissenting. The other members of the committee, all adults, reportedly didn't even read the book through before voting."

Gee, what a surprise.
 
2012-10-28 03:17:51 PM  

eraser8: Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.

I'm probably the one person in North America who disliked The Shawshank Redemption. But, I really did. I thought it was crap. The film, I mean; I haven't read the story.


Fall in a well.
 
2012-10-28 03:20:27 PM  
Let middle schoolers read The Anarchist Cookbook. It might get them interested in chemistry. Banning books won't stop the rapey ones, the suicidal, or the emos.
 
2012-10-28 03:21:41 PM  

BronyMedic: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You'd be dragged to the village center, buried up to your head, and stoned to death. That, or beheaded in the internet. Or burned to death, and then your charred corpse dragged through the streets while onlooking children cheer.

Wait, which bible?

I think you described both the Koran and the Holy Bible in equal and astute detail.


Hey now, don't be rude.

Fundamentalists don't know how to stream human executions.
 
2012-10-28 03:21:45 PM  
mialynneb
... Wowza. People really need to stop dictating what others can and cannot do.

What will democrats and republicans do in all that free time you just created?

// fascist, authoritarians, both of them.
 
2012-10-28 03:21:46 PM  
But no outcry over the 12 year old gang-bang in "It"?
 
2012-10-28 03:24:17 PM  
lh4.ggpht.com

"... and then she had sex with each boy to solidify their spiritual bond."



i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-28 03:26:46 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: eraser8: Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.

I'm probably the one person in North America who disliked The Shawshank Redemption. But, I really did. I thought it was crap. The film, I mean; I haven't read the story.

This. Very disappointing movie.


Hear hear.

Thank God Forest Gump beat that piece of shiat.
 
2012-10-28 03:31:35 PM  
img411.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-28 03:34:07 PM  
I can think of one story, just one that shouldn't be in schools... RAGE.
(maybe)
 
2012-10-28 03:35:50 PM  

weltallica: [lh4.ggpht.com image 321x484]

"... and then she had sex with each boy to solidify their spiritual bond."


[i.imgur.com image 277x182]


I read IT in 6th grade, took all semester. =D. Read Pet Cemetery in 4th grade after Jurassic Park.
 
2012-10-28 03:37:14 PM  

BronyMedic: But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.


I'd pat you on the back and buy you a beer.
 
2012-10-28 03:44:32 PM  

eraser8: I'm probably the one person in North America who disliked The Shawshank Redemption. But, I really did. I thought it was crap. The film, I mean; I haven't read the story.


Is it ironic that I read this in Morgan Freeman's voice?
 
2012-10-28 03:44:55 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-28 03:51:33 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: weltallica: [lh4.ggpht.com image 321x484]

"... and then she had sex with each boy to solidify their spiritual bond."


[i.imgur.com image 277x182]

I read IT in 6th grade, took all semester. =D. Read Pet Cemetery in 4th grade after Jurassic Park.


I read it the summer after 2nd grade.

/The grackles!
 
2012-10-28 03:52:01 PM  
I insist that my fifth grader read primarily from the banned book list: this semester he's re-reading Harry Potter for report purposes because I know the teacher has likely read those, over the summer he read Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Puddin'head Wilson (yes, we like Mark Twain around here) and To Kill a Mockingbird, and he just finished "The Hobbit," but we're saving LOTR for next semester. My parenting philosophy has always been to encourage the kids to read that which others say they should not read, because those are the books that actually TEACH you something about real life. Yes, I have made him a literary geek, but guess what? He reads at a 10th grade level while the other kids in his class are struggling with the generic "age appropriate" crap that the school approves of. (He's also read all of the Xantha books by Piers Anthony, but nobody but those are simply to kill time between the more serious stuff he's read.) I think that King's writing is rather vapid for the most part, but honestly getting a kid over the age of 12 to read AT ALL for pleasure is damn near impossible these days, so I'd rather them read King, Koontz, or any of the other modern thriller writers than not to read at all.
 
2012-10-28 03:56:13 PM  
I'll never understand the thought process that goes from "This book offended me and I don't want to read it" to "This book offended me and I don't want anyone else to read it."
 
2012-10-28 03:56:42 PM  
The Satanic Verses controversy, anyone?

Muslims are the new Nazis.
 
2012-10-28 04:00:46 PM  

UsikFark: Uchiha_Cycliste: weltallica: [lh4.ggpht.com image 321x484]

"... and then she had sex with each boy to solidify their spiritual bond."


[i.imgur.com image 277x182]

I read IT in 6th grade, took all semester. =D. Read Pet Cemetery in 4th grade after Jurassic Park.

I read it the summer after 2nd grade.

/The grackles!


we are a twisted bunch here/
 
2012-10-28 04:03:12 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: we are a twisted bunch here/


We all float.
 
2012-10-28 04:10:16 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I can think of one story, just one that shouldn't be in schools... RAGE.
(maybe)


Yeah I can see Rage being inappropriate for a school library. I read it at a (relatively) young age without being convinced to shoot up my school, but these days you never know who is one violent book away from a shooting spree, or one dirty joke away from raping someone. I guess there's only so many preventative measures you can take, some people are bound to snap no matter what they're exposed to.
 
2012-10-28 04:14:10 PM  

tblax: Uchiha_Cycliste: I can think of one story, just one that shouldn't be in schools... RAGE.
(maybe)

Yeah I can see Rage being inappropriate for a school library. I read it at a (relatively) young age without being convinced to shoot up my school, but these days you never know who is one violent book away from a shooting spree, or one dirty joke away from raping someone. I guess there's only so many preventative measures you can take, some people are bound to snap no matter what they're exposed to.


That's what I'm thinking. Frankly, it really depends on the kid(s), some would be fine, but a handful may read it and... get ideas. It's a damn shame, and I'm usually zealously anti-censorship but RAGE really strikes me as a story that shouldn't be in a school.
 
2012-10-28 04:14:45 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'll never understand the thought process that goes from "This book offended me and I don't want to read it" to "This book offended me and I don't want anyone else to read it."


You are confusing these people with people who have the ability to reason and apply logic. Also, it was a given in MY high school at least that if you banned a book in my high school library someone like myself would check said book out at the local county library, the state university library system, or, if it was really raunchy, buy the a copy outright. IF it was option three, you would also find said book, complete with margin notes and highlighted passages being passed from person to person. I figured if it was banned, it had to be GOOD. And that if it was REALLY good, my fellow classmates deserved to be exposed to it!
 
2012-10-28 04:15:19 PM  

BronyMedic: But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.


I googled for scatophilic sex bible, and honestly, all I got was your comment here.

Link

So um, can you give me chapter and verse so to speak?
 
2012-10-28 04:15:42 PM  

Funbags: But no outcry over the 12 year old gang-bang in "It"?


Shhhhhh.... they don't know about that one. Yet.
 
2012-10-28 04:23:59 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: It's a damn shame, and I'm usually zealously anti-censorship but RAGE really strikes me as a story that shouldn't be in a school.


King let Rage go out of print after a copy was found in some school shooter's locker. It's the only Stephen King book that's not being published anymore.
 
2012-10-28 04:31:41 PM  

namegoeshere: Funbags: But no outcry over the 12 year old gang-bang in "It"?

Shhhhhh.... they don't know about that one. Yet.


This.

That said, I would have loved "Rage" and for that matter the story it was based on in "Skeleton Crew."

Hell, I would have enjoyed "Skeleton Crew. "

Didn't read any of that stuff until college.
 
2012-10-28 04:37:53 PM  

RoyBatty: So um, can you give me chapter and verse so to speak?


Song of Solomon 5:4

4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
 
2012-10-28 04:42:12 PM  

Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.


And I guess they're now doing up The Breathing Method as well. Which probably isn't gonna work out real well, but we shall see.

King has kept Rage out of print for years, so it'd be a particularly dedicated librarian who tracked down a copy to stock..
 
2012-10-28 04:43:07 PM  

geoduck42: King has kept Rage out of print for years, so it'd be a particularly dedicated librarian who tracked down a copy to stock..


I'm sure you can find a copy of "The Bachman Books" somewhere.
 
2012-10-28 04:45:59 PM  

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: It's a damn shame, and I'm usually zealously anti-censorship but RAGE really strikes me as a story that shouldn't be in a school.

King let Rage go out of print after a copy was found in some school shooter's locker. It's the only Stephen King book that's not being published anymore.


My math teacher in HS was Mrs. Underwood, so I always got a kick out of that story. She was really nice, though, so I wouldn't have wanted anyone to shoot her.
 
2012-10-28 04:52:05 PM  
I was given a weeks' detention for reading "Cujo" in class in the fifth grade.

CSB amirite.
 
2012-10-28 04:53:45 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

or

4.bp.blogspot.com

or

allsideeffects.net

which is scarier
 
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